In 2014, Nigeria became the largest economy in sub-Sahara Africa. Yet, food security, lack of access to energy, and high unemployment, amongst others, are principal constraints on economic development. In addition to these challenges, Nigeria is significantly impacted by climate change. The north of the country, for example, is highly vulnerable to drought.

Since 2015, I have supported the Federal Government of Nigeria in designing, implementing and legislating for ambitious climate action through a number of projects. This support is ongoing: we are currently bringing together an expert team to draft the 2020 NDC update. The following projects are part of my ongoing engagement in Nigeria.

Hans Verolme
Author: Hans Verolme

Hans Verolme is the founder of the Climate Advisers Network and has extensive analytical and advisory experience in Africa, South America and Asia and is widely recognized as an expert across the entire spectrum of low carbon transitions. With over 20 years of international negotiations experience, he has been a valued adviser to governments, foundations and civil society. Prior to setting up the Climate Advisers Network, he advised the British ambassador in Washington, DC, and served as Global and US Climate Change Director of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). All politics is local, climate politics is global. Hans has worked in, amongst others, Barbados, Bhutan, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, European Union, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States.